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Wargame Design Studio purchases the assets of John Tiller Software
WDS is announcing that it has bought the full John Tiller game catalogue, source code and John Tiller and John Tiller Software name. The deal was finalized in September 2021, and we would like to thank the Tiller family for their support in closing the deal and allowing us to continue to build on John's legacy.
With the purchase behind us, we are also launching our new website at https://wargameds.com/
If you are not redirected automatically please click the above link to be taken to our new site.
Napoleonic Battles Update
Campaign Waterloo receives a further update with new additions such as implementing significant FOW enhacements, new optional rules that include Auto Defensive Fire, Night Fatigue & Mixed Organization Penalty and much more. You can download it from the Updates page.
John Tiller 1953-2021
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our friend & founder, John Tiller. John Albert Tiller passed away April 26 at his home in Suwanee Georgia, after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 29, 1953 to Waldo and Joan Alexander Tiller who predecease him. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia (Flaherty), daughters, Julia Shannon Tiller and Kathleen Strange (Adam), and cherished granddaughters, Amelia and Bridget Strange. He will be missed by brothers, Tommy Tiller (Missy) of Fayetteville Arkansas and Robert Tiller of Little Rock, as well as several nieces and nephews.
John received his undergraduate degree from Hendrix College, and his PhD in Mathematics from McMaster University in 1980. John’s lifelong interest in military history and strategic board games inspired him to create John Tiller Software in 1996. He was a developer of history-based computer games, and simulations used in military training and artificial intelligence.
John had many interests and became certified in sailing, ham radio operation and drone piloting in his later years. One of his proudest achievements was getting his commercial pilot’s license. He was a railroad train buff and enjoyed many great train/basketball trips with his cousin Pete Thomas. Pre-Covid, John and Pat enjoyed spending their summers near Bayfield, Ontario to escape the Southern summers. Above all, John loved spending time with his family.
In keeping with pandemic restrictions, no services are planned at this time. Cremation has already taken place as per John’s wishes. The family would appreciate any contributions to John’s favorite charities: Atlanta Food Bank, the Salvation Army or the Wounded Warrior Project.
If you would like to leave a message for the family you can do so on the obituary page.
Panzer Campaigns Release!
Panzer Campaigns Updates
Twelve Panzer Campaigns titles and been updated - Budapest '45, Bulge '44, Kharkov '42, Kharkov '43, Korsun '44, Kursk '43, Market Garden '44, Minsk '44, Mius '43, Moscow '41, Moscow '42, Scheldt 44' & Smolensk '41. Visit the Updates page to download them all.
Panzer Campaigns Release!
Civil War Battles Updates
Updates for the 4 main documents for the Civil War Battles series have been released today. Ken Miller has done an excellent job refining these documents. These can be applied to any game in the series you own. They are located at the top of the Civil War Battles section on the Updates page.
Napoleonic Battles Updates
The final three titles are brought up to speed. This is a major update implementing a 2D & 3D* Graphics overhaul and many new engine enhancements. This process is bringing all the games in the series up to the same level. In this final round the following games are Campaign Marengo, Republican Bayonets on the Rhine and Wellington's Peninsular War. If you wish to check the series out the Demo has been updated to the current version as well. Grab them on the Updates page. *Only select titles will receive the new 3D maps with this round of updates.
Musket & Pike Update
The 1.04 Update for Seven Years War has been released today adding in new game engine features as well as the 3D views for the game. You can grab it off the Updates page.
First World War Campaigns Updates
Updates for all three of the games in this series have been released, adding in all the new changes frm the Serbia '14 release. They can be found on the Updates page.
Panzer Campaigns Updates
Updates for the 4 main documents for the Panzer Campaigns series have been released today. David Freer has done an excellent job refining these documents. These can be applied to any game in the series you own. They are located at the top of the Panzer Campaigns section on the Updates page.
First World War Campaigns Release!
Menu Program Updated
The 1.03 version of the JTS Menu Program has been released. Changes in this version include persistant window, with the Menu remaining open so multiple games can be used in a single session. Also, it now use whatever the default PDF reader program is on your system rather than looking for Acrobat Reader. Head on over to the Resources page to download it.